The never-ending saga continues, though we do have an update between the Los Angeles Rams and star defensive tackle Aaron Donald, per Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk:
When Aaron Donald deal is done (and it's still close), look for $22M per year and as much as $80M fully guaranteed https://t.co/s4mm8OZANk— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 26, 2018
The most interesting part of the article is obviously the reported numbers, which seem very fair for the Rams as most suspected the average per year to be closer to (if not) $24 million dollars.
Obviously $22 million dollars per year with $80 million guaranteed would be record setting numbers for a defender.
The ideal news is that the camps are close to closing the deal with the holdup being:
But the deal still isn’t done, presumably because one or both sides is hoping to squeeze out one or more last-minute concessions
For a player who’s earned every penny, that almost seems like a steal for the Rams with the inflation of the salary cap. Not only that, but securing a deal prior to the Oakland Raiders completing a deal with DE Khalil Mack likely means paying a bit less.
Let’s hope for a quick ending with the #paytheman saga.